Mannix, Karyn and Dawson, David L. and Beckley, Kerry (2013) The implicit theories of male child sexual offenders residing in a high secure psychiatric hospital. Journal of Sexual Aggression . ISSN 1355-2600 (In Press)Full text not available from this repository.
Although the vast majority of individuals with a mental disorder do not commit sexual offences, sexual offenders are a significant group within forensic psychiatric populations and command a high level of healthcare resources. Despite this, there is little published research focussing on the offence-specific cognitive styles (e.g. cognitive distortions and implicit theories) of these individuals, limiting understanding of their assessment and treatment needs. The current study aimed to establish whether evidence for the implicit theories identified by researchers of non-mentally disordered child sexual offenders would also be present amongst a population of high secure psychiatric male sexual offenders. Analysis of interviews with twelve such individuals indicated that the majority of the cognitive distortions articulated by these men could be categorized within existing implicit theory descriptions. The findings are discussed in relation to clinical practice and suggestions for future research with this specific population are proposed.
|Keywords:||implicit theories, Child sexual abuse, cognitive distortions, high secure, mental disorder, bmjolf, ref04, refdoi, refnyp|
|Subjects:||C Biological Sciences > C840 Clinical Psychology|
|Divisions:||College of Social Sciences > Faculty of Health & Social Sciences > School of Psychology|
|Depositing User:||Dave Dawson|
|Date Deposited:||25 Sep 2012 20:49|
|Last Modified:||17 May 2013 14:13|
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